Biden, at a news conference in Tokyo, said “yes” when asked if he was willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if China invaded. “That’s the commitment we made,” he added.
President Joe Biden has launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations aimed at strengthening their economies as he warns Americans worried about high inflation that it is "going to be a haul" before they feel relief.
The framework is meant to establish Biden’s economic strategy for the region. Inclusion of the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which China claims as its own, would have irked Beijing.
At a time of high inflation and simmering dissatisfaction at home, Biden emphasized his global mission to strengthen the American economy by convincing foreign companies like Hyundai to launch new operations in the United States.
The announcement Saturday during Biden's visit to Seoul reflects a shift in direction from former U.S. President Donald Trump.
The legislation includes $20 billion in military assistance, $8 billion in general economic support, $5 billion to address global food shortages that could result from the collapse of Ukrainian agriculture and more than $1 billion to help refugees.
Biden will try to send a message to China that Russia's faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific.
Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduating cadets that they are starting their service at a crucial moment for the world, a period in history when the “rule of law is strained” and “fundamental principles are under threat.”…
As Europe looks to wean itself off Russian energy, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis touted the idea of Greece becoming an energy hub in a speech to a joint session of Congress.
The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba and lift Donald Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.
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